Recipe for flour paint, protection of exterior woods

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Ingredients for 3 liters of flour paint

  • – 300g flour – 3l water – 600g pigment
  • – 300ml linseed oil

Recipe for flour paint

Heat an old pot, pour 300g of flour with 300ml of water, when it starts to heat, pour gradually 3 liters of water stirring (as for a white sauce), and bring to a boil for 10 minutes (and you have a white sauce without the butter).

Then add 600g of pigment, and 300ml of linseed oil, bring to a boil again for 30 minutes.

Let it cool, it’s ready, we made 3 liters of Swedish paint.

You can add a little black soap (for texture), and iron sulfate (better outdoor resistance against foams, to be banned indoors).


Clean the woods before application (a blow of pressure washer is perfect), I advise you to remove the existing paint or stain (or sand coarsely).

Paint with a brush or wide brush, no risk of dirt (the paint is easily cleaned with water), do not skimp on the paint.

The painting will last at least 5 years or even more. To make a white paint replace the pigments with white Meudon.

I only see advantages

– manufacture at will
– mono-layer (perfect covering power on bare wood) – dry in 1 hour at 20 ° C
– ridiculous cost (0.20 € of flour, 4.5 € of pigment, 1 € of linseed oil, 0.30 € of electricity for cooking), or 2 € per liter of paint that says better
– cleaning tools with water
– ecological and healthy with its basic raw materials (while commercial paints are force-fed dangerous volatile components)

– Warranty 5 to 10 years (or even more)

A real pleasure to create his paint to repaint the exterior woods, children willingly participate in this activity, it brings a touch of cheerfulness to the garden.

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